An elegant private residence built on Roman ruins offering impressive vistas of the sea
Villa Astor is a luxury property perched on top of a cliff on the Sorrentino coast. Thanks to its privileged location, the holiday villa affords impressive views of the neighboring bays, the Mediterranean Sea and of Vesuvius.
Built by the US Ambassador, William Waldorf Astor, in the nineteenth century, this stunning private residence boasts one of the most elegant gardens in Italy. Moreover, Villa Astor is truly one of the finest properties in Europe, displaying the creative stamp of the renowned architect and interior designer, Jacques Garcia.
Villa Astor is built on a two-hectare property that comprises carefully appointed gardens, water features, including a swimming pool, and an annex. The property also has private access to the Mediterranean Sea and boasts several caves.
Spread over three levels and offering an ample interior of 12,000 square feet, Villa Astor is a veritable museum with a collection of no fewer than 145 archaeological items of cultural and historical importance.
Access to the property is via the main entrance situated on the ground floor. This level boasts marble floors and columns, with an elegant library, two living rooms and a foyer. Each room features its own private balcony where guests can enjoy the unforgettable views.
Ascending an outdoor staircase, guests reach the mezzanine floor which offers a terrace and a glass-covered portico suitable for dinners and parties. In addition, this floor comprises a music room with a piano, a living room adjoined by a spacious dining room and an ample kitchen.
Villa Astor can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in its six beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms which are situated on both the first and the second floors. The master bedroom features a walk-in dressing room and boudoir.
The property also features wellness facilities in the basement with the latest fitness technology and massage amenities.
In addition to the luxury facilities, Villa Astor boasts a stunning rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of Sorrento and the Gulf of Naples.
Villa Astor is the ultimate destination for guests who wish to retreat to a historical property, enjoy impressive vistas and relax in utter luxury. Thanks to its richness embodied in every detail and its history, the property is suitable for events of up to 70 guests. Similarly, Villa Astor is ideal for photo shoots or corporate events.
There are six bedrooms, including two master suites, spread over three floors. They all have air-conditioning, and most have king-sized beds. Windows of all but one of the bedrooms open out to the sea. Beds and the antique furniture in the bedrooms are grand.
A 50-km span of impressive shoreline on the Sorrentino Peninsula in southern Italy, with extensive vistas where the sea and the sky merge on the blue horizon. Nestling atop the cliffs are gravity-defying villages and towns with stunning views of sparkling seas. Visit breath-taking Positano and Ravello, beautiful Amalfi, pretty Sorrento and the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia. Come and sample fresh, grilled fish, mozzarella di buffalo, fresh pasta, aubergine parmigiana and cheese from the Lattari mountains and drink sweet limoncello liqueur or Furori and Tramonti wines.
NEARBY Within walking distance of Marina Grande di Sorrento A short taxi ride to the Marina Piccola ferry service for trips to Naples, Capri, Ischia, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno
50 km from the centre of Naples or Naples Capodichino airport 10 km from the island of Capri 12 km from Positano 75 km from the Royal Palace of Caserta
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